• Posted: 15th May 2023
  • Author: Team DNA
Luke Belton found himself reacquainted with an old friend after rejoining a certain Essex syndicate following a three-year break.
Now weighing in at 45lb 10oz, this mirror was actually Luke’s first UK forty when he first caught it around four or five years ago.
It was Secret 7 that did the business for him first time around, but this time the fish succumbed to The Bug; a Half Tones pop-up no less, which Luke fished on a small hard area amongst weed over a mixture of Bug, SLK and hemp.
“This was my first-ever forty from the UK when I first joined the lake, so for her to be my first forty from here after rejoining following a three-year break, it was a nice surprise,” said Luke.